Publisher: Yen Press (June 26, 2012)
Buy The Book: Amazon
Kidnapped by a handsome man with rabbit ears, Alice Liddell finds herself abandoned in an odd place called Wonderland and thrust into a "game," the rules of which she has yet to learn. Alice, ever the plucky tomboy, sets off to explore and get the lay of this strange land, intent on finding her rude kidnapper and giving him a piece of her mind (and her fist). But little does she know that she's wandered right into the middle of a dangerous power struggle involving just about all of Wonderland's attractive, weapon-happy denizens. And the only way for Alice to return home is to get acquainted with the lot of them?! How in the world will she manage that and still manage to stay alive?!Heyyo!
Soumei Hoshino isn't really an author, just the illustrator. Also, this book is a manga, and it is read "backwards" so, yeah, just a side note before I start.
This book was the most interesting book on the manga shelf at the book store, so, naturally, I picked it up and flipped through it a bit. I could tell that I was gonna love it just by what I saw on the cover, though!
The book begins with Alice's dream, where she has no idea what's going on, and there are dudes talking about a strange game. That sorta got me hooked, and it told me that something awesome was going on behind the scenes!
It starts off with Alice's dream and a couple things explaining her life in the first couple chapters, but then it goes straight into the plot, which is kind of... random at times, but very interesting and pretty fast paced. It's very similar to the original Alice In Wonderland, but also very different in many ways. For instance, all the characters carry at least one weapon, and they are all quite quirky.
The plot is pretty interesting, and it's probably going to get even better, because in order to get home, Alice has to meet all the people of Wonderland, and then Julius, who lives in the clock tower, will take her back . This is an awesomesauce book, with seriously awesome characters, and a really fun plot! I can't wait to go back to the store (or amazon) and get the next ones!
My Thoughts (May Include Spoilers)
I also liked how the characters were always pulling out random guns and fighting as though they wouldn't get hurt at all! It was really funny and sweet how they would fight over Alice and she would be like, 'guys! Stopit! This is so stupid!' And they would just keep fighting and having a conversation while they shot at each other.
Anyway, I'd better stop before I just tell you everything. If you're looking for a book with action, and awesomeness, and cool characters, chose this one! It's a manga, yes, but it's like almost two inches (I think) thick, and full of awesomeness!
(Me (Faith) and my new random hairstyle! ^-^)
- Sexual Content: Mild (Just kissin')
- Profanity: Mild (Surprisingly >,<)
- Violence: Heavy
- Other Notables: Magic, People with animal ears